Training Opportunities

Training enhancement:

Some of the available opportunities are shown below.

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PHHP Training Programs:

Funded by NINDS

Interdisciplinary Pre-Doctoral Training Program in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

Funded by the NINDS, the goal of this T32 training program is to help train a future generation of independent investigators with programs of research in movement disorders that focus on the ABCs of translational research: Aetiology, biomarkers/phenotypes, causative and/or symptom based therapies. Program Director/MPI:  Dawn Bowers, PhD, ABPP/CN and David Vaillancourt, PhD-Departments of Clinical & Health Psychology and Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

Funded by nida

University of Florida Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health

The core innovative aspect of this public health oriented T32 funded by NIDA is the focus on the epidemiology and prevention of substance use and its consequences and co-morbidities, with a focus on social determinants of health and health inequalities, and the development of behavioral interventions to reduce substance use and its harmful consequences. Director & Co-Director: Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE, Department of Epidemiology & Sara Jo Nixon, PhD, Department of Psychiatry

Funded by NHLBI

Breathing Research and Therapeutics (BREATHE) Training Program

Awarded by the NHLBI, trainees in this T32 training program focus their research on the respiratory neuromuscular system, emphasizing the discovery of new knowledge and its translation to neuromuscular disorders that compromise breathing and airway defense.  Program Director: Gordon Mitchell, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy


Interdisciplinary Training Program in Rehabilitation & Neuromuscular Plasticity (NMPT)

This T32 training program is funded by NCMRR to help build a critical mass of well-trained scientists prepared to conduct innovative rehabilitation research. Trainees learn cutting-edge research methodologies and acquire extensive research experience. Most importantly, they generate, analyze, present and publish research data Director: Krista Vandenborne, PT, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy


Research Training in Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Cognition in Aging, MCI & Alzheimer’s Disease

This T32 training program is funded by the NIA. It supports advanced graduate students pursuing a PhD in a behavioral or clinical discipline, and who are seeking research training in cognitive and functional aging. Prepares trainees for settings including traditional disciplinary departments, clinical research environments, and multidisciplinary gerontology programs.  Program Directors: Michael Marsiske, PhD, Glenn Smith, PhD, Adam Woods PhD, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology.


Translational Science Training to Reduce the Impact to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol on HIV Infection

This T32 training program was awarded by the NIAAA to train and mentor the next generation of scientists to address problems related to alcohol and HIV in a region with a large and diverse population that has been impacted severely by the HIV epidemic. The state of Florida currently ranks second in new HIV infections per year and in total HIV/AIDS cases. Program Directors: Robert Cook, MD, MPH, Robert Leeman, PhD, and Robert Lucero, PhD, MPH, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Health Education and Behavior, and Department of Family, Community and Health Systems Science

Funded by NiCHD

The Rehabilitation Research Career Development (RRCD) Program

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), The University of Florida (UF), and University of Southern California (USC) have developed a Rehabilitation Research Career Development (RRCD) program. Physical and occupational therapy scholars from across the nation are recruited and trained to become future leaders and mentors in rehabilitation. Scholars acquire extensive research experience, generate, analyze, present and publish research data, and become equipped to compete for independent external research funding. The K12 grant program takes advantage of its extensive rehabilitation research network to negotiate faculty positions in research supportive academic environments.

Funded by us Dept. of Education

Interdisciplinary Related Services Personnel Preparation for Early Childhood (INSPIRE)

INSPIRE will train University of Florida OT, PT, and SLP students to better serve young children with disabilities and high intensity needs. Scholars will participate in coursework using effective coaching and consultative models to enhance the intensity of individualized intervention for children with disabilities who have high intensity needs. INSPIRE scholars will also receive mentoring from local therapists, participate in simulation experiences and complete a pediatric fieldwork/internship. Program Director: Christine T Myers PhD, OTR/L, Department of Occupational Therapy. Co-Directors: